The Huawei Nova 5T was planned and approved to run Google Apps before the US blacklist.
With a major focus on photography, the Huawei Nova 5T enters the South African market to compete with the latest devices from Samsung and Apple in this holiday season. Huawei says it has opted to release the Nova range in South Africa and that it will be available early in November 2019.
The Nova lineup sits in between the youth-focused Y-series and the more premium oriented P-series. It comes in Mid-Summer Purple and Crush Blue, both of which feature the Nova logo etched into the front of the device.
It’s not all about style with no performance, evidenced by its strong photography features. The rear array of quad cameras houses a 48MP main camera, 2MP Macro lens, 2MP Depth-assist lens, and 16MP Ultra Wide Angle lens with Artificial Intelligence (AI) image optimisation to help scene selection. The front-facing camera is a 32MP sensor and also features AI for image optimisation. The AI optimisation is on-device, thanks to a neural processing chip built into the phone.
The screen is a 6.26″ IPS display with a 96% NTSC colour gamut. Like other new Huawei phones, it features a Dewdrop notch for the front camera.
Other features include a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB onboard memory.
The Huawei Nova 5T will be priced from R599 per month on a Vodacom contract and initial indications are it will retail for R12, 999.
The first 2000 SA owners who purchase the device from Cellucity will also receive a Huawei MediaPad T5 tablet valued at R3, 999. Huawei will also be giving the first 500 customers who pre-order with a complimentary HUAWEI WATCH GT SPORT worth R3,999.
To be eligible for this offer, consumers are required to pre-order the HUAWEI nova 5T on www.huaweipromo.co.za between 25 October 2019 and 31 October 2019